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CNBC
Dec 16, 2012 11:00pm EST
be causing a slow and steady demasculinizing of men. and in 2009, congress followed europe's lead and banned certain phthalates for use in children's toys. congress came under pressure to act because of a study by dr. shanna swan, an epidemiologist at the university of rochester medical school. dr. swan compared the levels of phthalates in a group of pregnant women with the health of the baby boys they gave birth to. did you find that the higher the level of phthalates in the mother's urine during pregnancy, the greater the problems in the young boys? >> yes. >> what did you find in the babies? >> we found that the baby boys were, in several subtle ways, less completely masculine. >> dr. howard snyder, a pediatric urologist at children's hospital in philadelphia, says swan's findings line up with what he's seeing in newborn baby boys-- an alarming increase in deformed sex organs. >> lie him down, and let me just examine him. >> dr. snyder operated on one-year-old griffin to correct something called hypospadias, a birth defect that causes problems in urination. but he's good now, right? >> he
CNBC
Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm EST
's a little like, you know, the old communist eastern europe. big brother is watching you all the time. >> well, maybe big brother should be watching because we have to eliminate that problem. >> even it if means-- means snooping into their private lives? >> i don't snoop into their private life. when they leave here, i don't follow them. >> well, you do after a fashion. >> well, our policy does. >> and you are the policy. >> yeah, that's right. i'm the policymaker. yes, sir. >> after this story first aired in 2005, howard weyers began charging his employees more for healthcare costs if their spouses smoked, even if those spouses weren't covered by weyco's insurance. and the national healthcare legislation passed in 2010 endorsed many of the practices in this story, allowing bigger incentives for employees who enroll in wellness programs and higher costs for those who do not change their behavior. [clocking ticking] >> i just emailed you the link. >> when 60 minutes on cnbc returns, we'll meet people who are constantly attached to their mobile devices. >> oh, i have the absolute bare m
CNBC
Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
entree to europe, and the hedge funds capital of america, greenwich, connecticut. it was here that bernie madoff made some of his biggest deals with large investment firms that were willing to feed him billions of dollars of their clients' money to manage. and in return, bernie madoff agreed to pay these so-called feeder funds a fortune in annual fees. the largest of the feeder funds was the fairfield greenwich group. how much money did fairfield make off bernie madoff every year? >> hundreds of millions of dollars. >> kroft: if you're a feeder fund, what are you supposed to do for those hundreds of millions of dollars? >> you're supposed to identify the world's best hedge fund managers and invest only in them, and you're supposed to make sure they're not running ponzi schemes. >> the real steroids here were the feeder funds. that's what made it an international ponzi scheme. >> kroft: attorney david boies is one of the most prominent lawyers in the country and is representing fairfield greenwich investors, who lost nearly $7 billon when madoff went under. they're suing the firm for gross
CNBC
Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
] >> in sweden, the smoking rate has dropped to the lowest in europe. many experts say smokeless products such as snus are a large factor. they are relatively inexpensive and contain more nicotine than the patch or gum. martin timell tried the patch and gum to stop smoking. but like 90% of smokers who do that each year, he failed. are you open about your snus use? >> yes, of course. >> there's no stigma whatsoever? >> no, none at all. >> timell, one of sweden's most popular tv hosts, smoked a pack a day for 15 years until his mother, a lifelong smoker, died of lung cancer. you said to yourself, "okay, that's it." >> yes. >> and you tried to stop smoking without snus? >> yes, i tried several times, and i didn't manage. maybe i'm a weak person. i don't know. but with snus, it was very, very easy. >> so you started snus and stopped smoking? >> yes. >> just like that? >> yes. >> because it satisfies the craving. >> oh, yes. >> but now instead of craving cigarettes, timell craves snus. so he still finds himself at the tobacco store every day feeding his habit. >> of course it would be much bet
CNBC
Dec 24, 2012 3:00pm EST
that helped europe regain its strength. and pioneered the atm, so you can get cash when you want it. it's been our privilege to back ideas like these, and the leaders behind them. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping people and their ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ [ticking] >> high school students with an acceptable form of identification can take the s.a.t. at any of the 6,000 testing centers nationwide. as sam eshaghoff told alison stewart in january 2012, he exploited the rules that make the s.a.t. accessible to everyone in order to make money, taking the test for other students. >> describe the security for me when you as a student show up to take your s.a.t. >> when i go to take the s.a.t., it's as easy as going in, keeping your head down, giving that proctor the flash of the i.d., which is all they need. they just need to match the name on the i.d. to the name on their roster. and then it's find your seat, don't make noise, don't cause trouble, do what you got to do, and get out. >> is
CNBC
Dec 24, 2012 7:00pm EST
plan that helped europe regain its strength. and pioneered the atm, so you can get cash when you want it. it's been our privilege to back ideas like these, and the leaders behind them. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping people and their ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ >> in september 2011, college student sam eshaghoff was arrested and charged with fraud and criminal impersonation. his crime was taking the s.a.t. and a.c.t.s for other people. he was so good at it, other students paid him thousands of dollars to take the exams for them, which he did at least 16 times. the case raised questions about the integrity and security surrounding one of the most important tests millions of high schools students ever take. in january 2012, sam eshaghoff told alison stewart how and why he did it. >> i thought there was an easy way to make money. and just like any other easy way to make money, it's always too good to be true. >> who told you you were in trouble? >> my parents got a phone call s
CNBC
Dec 25, 2012 8:00pm EST
canal that made our world a smaller place. we supported the marshall plan that helped europe regain its strength. and pioneered the atm, so you can get cash when you want it. it's been our privilege to back ideas like these, and the leaders behind them. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping people and their ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ >> after steve jobs died in 2011, there was an outpouring of gratitude from his fans for the way his inventions changed their lives. among the most passionate are parents of children with severe forms of autism, especially those who can't speak and appear hopelessly locked inside themselves. those parents often say these kids understand more and know more than they're able to communicate. well, now with the help of the ipad and other tablet computers, some of those parents are finding out they were right. as lesley stahl first reported in october 2011, it turns out that with specially designed applications, or apps, these computers are helping to unloc
CNBC
Dec 25, 2012 11:00pm EST
the marshall plan that helped europe regain its strength. and pioneered the atm, so you can get cash when you want it. it's been our privilege to back ideas like these, and the leaders behind them. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping people and their ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ >> the cancer that eventually killed steve jobs was discovered accidentally. while he was being checked for kidney stones back in 2004, a cat scan showed a shadow on his pancreas that turned out to be a malignant tumor. but as jobs' biographer walter isaacson told us, the initial prognosis was a positive one. >> they do a biopsy, and they're very emotional. they say, "this is good. it's one of these very slow-growing, 5% of pancreatic cancers that can actually be cured." but steve jobs doesn't get operated on right away. he tries to treat it with diet. he goes to a spiritualist. he goes to various ways of doing it macrobiotically, and he doesn't get an operation. >> why doesn't he get it operated on immediately?
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